Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. More »
Crossroads Conference Will Feature Challenges to the Park
Joshua Tree National Park will wind down its year-long, 75th Anniversary celebration with a two-day public event starting on December 2, 2011. The Crossroads Conference, featuring presentations by notable subject-matter experts on Joshua Tree National Park, will be held in the auditorium at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center and run from 12:30 to 4 pm. The following day, December 3, conference participants will take a guided tour of the park, Coachella Valley's 794,000-acre neighbor to the north. Buses will pick up participants at 9 am at the conference site, as well as at Desert Springs High School, and return to those locations at 2 pm.
Crossroads Conference presentations and field trips are free of charge. For more information call Joshua Tree's 75th Anniversary Coordinator George Land at 760 367-5507 or email, email@example.com.
Did You Know?
In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...